All the Healthy Recipes You Need + Healthy January 2020.
With the end of the year quickly approaching, I wanted to share the 25 Most Popular Recipes of 2019. We’ve shared out so many delicious recipes this past year, but below are the top 25…as picked by all of you. Can you guess the most popular HBH recipe of the year?
As crazy as it is to all of us, the year is coming to an end. And even more crazy? We’re coming to the end of a decade. I realize that just about everyone is saying this right now, but time goes so quickly. You blink and the year is over, especially this year. It’s been one for the books and I’m so grateful and happy to say that 2019 has been one of my happiest (and also hardest) years of my life. So many incredible milestones were reached this year. And so much of the success that HBH has seen is all thanks to you guys! I know I sound so cheesy saying this, but thank you all so much for being the most kind, supportive, and amazing community. You all truly feel like family to me!
So today I’m sharing the top most popular recipes of 2019. This year’s recipes have been my favorite. This was the year that I really embraced keeping things SUPER SIMPLE, but somehow managed to keep them flavorful and colorful too. It’s been a challenge, but one that kept me thinking outside the box. Thankfully, you’ve all seemed to truly enjoy these recipes!!
The theme I’ve been seeing over the past year has been a love for the cozy vegetarian recipes. Dishes with mushrooms, garlic butter, onions, and cheese are always popular. This year’s better than takeout style recipes are tried and true weeknight favorites. And meatballs…which was shocking to me…were another favorite enjoyed by so many.
Oh! And sweetbreads, so many of you seem to really LOVE them, especially banana…and pumpkin too.
Question: What was your personal favorite? Dying to know if it made this list? Or is your 2019 favorite from the HBH Super Simple cookbook? What recipes would love to see most in 2020? Please do let me know!
25. Greek Lemon Chicken Bowls…
With Sizzled Mint Goddess Sauce. Grilled Greek chicken (or roasted), served bowl style with orzo, roasted peppers, avocado, feta cheese, cucumbers, and the most deliciously addicting sizzled mint goddess sauce.
24. Healthy Chipotle Chicken Sweet Potato Skins
Kind of like cheesy nachos, but instead of chips, we’re substituting crisp sweet potatoes skins…so much better!
Pasta tossed with slow-roasted cherry tomatoes, basil pesto, burrata cheese, and prosciutto. All baked until the cheese is melty and the prosciutto extra crisp.
22. One Pot Creamy French Onion Pasta Bake
The ultimate cold-weather comfort food. Think French onion soup, with the addition of pasta, a creamy sauce, and melty Gruyere cheese.
21. Sheet Pan Blackened Salmon Bowl…
With Potatoes and Avocado Goddess Sauce. Baby potatoes roasted alongside blackened salmon and served bowl style with steamed brown rice, feta cheese, and the most deliciously addicting avocado goddess sauce.
20. Cream Cheese Swirled Pumpkin Bread
Better than your coffee shop. Moist pumpkin bread sweetened with maple syrup, swirled with cream cheese, topped with sweet cinnamon sugar, and served warm. So GOOD!
19. Souper Creamy Lemon Butter Cheesy Zucchini Orzo
Kind of like risotto, kind of like soup, kind of DELICIOUS.
This light, buttery, super soft, and eggy brioche bread is swirled with hints of sweet honey. It makes for the most delicious, extra fancy companion to your morning coffee.
17. 30 Minute Coq au Vin Chicken Meatballs…
With browned butter mashed potatoes. Best for those cold fall and winter nights when you want a fancy slow-braised chicken, but you want it ready in less than an hour.
16. Roasted Garlic Spaghetti Squash Lasagna Boats
Spaghetti squash stuffed with a spicy chicken, tomato-based ragu sauce, and creamy cheesy béchamel sauce made with fresh ricotta and provolone cheeses. It’s all baked together until the sauce is bubbling hot and the cheese is melted and perfect.
15. Roasted Cauliflower Salad…
With Creamy Honey Mustard Vinaigrette. Enjoy this salad for dinner and save the leftovers for lunch the next day. The perfect salad for all the summer days ahead.
14. Better Than Takeout Dan Dan Noodles
Crispy caramelized ground chicken in a sweet, spicy, and tangy mushroom sauce atop egg noodles in steaming, spicy broth. These quick vegetable-filled Chinese inspired noodles can be made and ready in just about 30 minutes.
13. Sheet Pan Chicken Shawarma with Sesame Sweet Potatoes
Middle eastern seasoned chicken, roasted with sesame sweet potatoes. Served up bowl style with hummus, fresh naan, arugula, and even some feta too.
12. Chocolate Chunk Coconut Banana Bread
One bowl, pantry staple ingredients, super quick to mix up, healthy…ish, and SO DELICIOUS.
11. Creamy Wild Rice Chicken Soup with Roasted Mushrooms
Shared this soup back in November and it’s truly everyone’s favorite. An easy and delicious slow cooker meal (or instant pot or stove-top). It’s a hearty warming meal to enjoy any night of the week.
10. Persian Herb and Chickpea Stew with Rice
All made in one pan, in just about 30 minutes. Made with good for us ingredients like chickpeas, turmeric, lemon, spinach, and plenty of fresh herbs. It’s hearty, springy, and beyond delicious.
9. Garlic Butter Creamed Spinach Salmon
This one skillet salmon is for those nights when you’re craving something fancy…ish, but need to keep things quick and easy too.
8. Slow Cooker French Wine and Mustard Chicken
Turning a classic French recipe into an easy slow cooker meal using white wine, creamy Dijon mustard, fresh herbs, and parmesan cheese.
7. Broccoli Cheddar Chicken and Rice Casserole
Kind of like broccoli cheddar soup meets cozy weeknight casserole. It’s healthy…ish, so darn easy, and so darn delicious.
It’s extra soft, doughy, chewy, and brushed generously with caramelized garlic herb butter. Quite honestly, you’ll have a hard time finding a better naan recipe out there.
5. Weeknight Sticky Sesame Ginger Chicken Meatballs
Easy homemade Asian inspired chicken meatballs with ginger and sesame, tossed in a sweet, spicy, and extra sticky soy pomegranate sauce. Only shared this recipe a couple of months ago and it’s already in the top 5 for the entire year.
4. 30 minute better than takeout Szechuan Noodles…
With Sesame Chili Oil. For those nights when you’re craving extra saucy Chinese inspired noodles, but don’t want to wait for take out. Szechuan style noodles with soy sauce, tangy rice vinegar, plenty of vegetables, and thick egg noodles…with the most addicting toasted sesame chili oil spooned over top.
3. 30 Minute Better Than Takeout Thai Drunken Noodles
Every bite is filled with saucy noodles, delicious vegetables, and hints of sweet basil. It’s so good and much healthier than something you might find at your favorite Thai place.
2. Coconut Sweet Potato Lentil Soup with Rice
All made in just ONE pot (or in your instant pot), in less than an hour, and using good for us ingredients like sweet potatoes, red lentils, warming spices, and creamy coconut milk. It’s cozy, a little spicy, and filled with vegetables. Finish each bowl off with steamed rice and you’ll have the perfect healthy bowl of soup for lunch or dinner.
1. Indian Coconut Butter Cauliflower
The crazy thing about this recipe? When I shared it I was certain that no one would be interested in this dish. It felt a little too out there and maybe even a little too healthy. BUT I’m thrilled everyone loves this recipe so much. It’s a favorite of mine too! I swapped the chicken for nutrient-packed cauliflower, and replaced the heavy cream and butter with rich and creamy coconut milk and coconut oil. This has a quick 30 minute cooking time and uses pantry staple ingredients.
If you’ve made any of these recipes from the past year, be sure to leave a comment! Above all, I love to hear from you guys and always do my best to respond to each and every comment. And of course, if you do make this recipe, don’t forget to tag me on Instagram! Looking through the photos of recipes you all have made is my favorite!
loved the garlic naan bread – they are perfect!
Thanks so much Stephanie!! Happy New Year! xTieghan
Absolutely love this recipe! So easy and SO DELICIOUS!
Thank you Teighan!
Hi Krys! Thank you so much for trying this! I am so glad you loved it! xTieghan